“Forgiveness”: A Subtle Israeli Comedy: Toronto 2021 Jewish Film Festival

Yes Israeli criminals can be big bunglers as we see in “Forgiveness”. I would say it is a low toned comedic film full of subtleties you might easily miss if you are not familiar with Israeli society. At times its premise is delightfully absurd. Shaul and Nissan are robbing a post office safe. Shaul isContinue reading ““Forgiveness”: A Subtle Israeli Comedy: Toronto 2021 Jewish Film Festival”

Romanian Wine: Alira 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

So what new wine wave is going to hit North America? Could it be wines from Romania? Why not. Romanians have been making wines far longer than Canada although its dreary Communist years certainly did not help their wine industry. But with the execution of Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989 it was good-bye communism and perhapsContinue reading “Romanian Wine: Alira 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon”

“Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 64 “Eno Ergot Searches for Bluebeard”

After Eno Ergot’s botched Zortixian mission and his trip to Earth to avoid the shame that would be heaped upon him should he return to Zorollia he and his crew became totally immersed in their pretend world of piracy! Onshore they rivalled the decadent life of the pirates of old. To the delight of allContinue reading ““Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 64 “Eno Ergot Searches for Bluebeard””

“Asia”: Israeli Academy Awards Winner and the Inevitability of the End: Toronto 2021 Jewish Film Festival

After several years of reviewing Israeli films there is nothing second rate about them. Sure I have seen a few clunkers but such are very rare! No more than in the North American film industry. If one pays attention to the introduction of the film on the TJFF website one might be left with theContinue reading ““Asia”: Israeli Academy Awards Winner and the Inevitability of the End: Toronto 2021 Jewish Film Festival”

“Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 64 “Zenon Escapes the Venus Flytrap”

The whistle of the referee pierced the humid air and the two teams assembled for match instructions. The match see sawed back and forth with the final roll being awarded to the Palm Spring Spinsters. All eyes were on the ball as it rolled down the pitch knocking out a Thunderbird’s ball. The referee declaredContinue reading ““Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 64 “Zenon Escapes the Venus Flytrap””

“Hors Normes” (The Specials): The 2021 Toronto Jewish Film Festival

“Hors Normes” leaves you a bit dazed when it begins but let it run and the pieces fit in very nicely. While in many senses it is a sort of tragedy about how the most difficult mentally challenged youth and young adults in France have no place to go for treatment. And treatment in theContinue reading ““Hors Normes” (The Specials): The 2021 Toronto Jewish Film Festival”

Ontario’s Long Term Care Front Line Heroes May be Subject to Vaccine Re-Education Camps: State Propaganda in Ontario

Ontario Mandates Immunization Policies for Long-term Care Homes Policies will focus on educating staff and monitoring staff immunization rates May 31, 2021 Long-Term Care Table of Contents Content Quick Facts Quotes Additional Resources Related Topics TORONTO — Ontario is taking further action to protect long-term care home residents by becoming the first province in CanadaContinue reading “Ontario’s Long Term Care Front Line Heroes May be Subject to Vaccine Re-Education Camps: State Propaganda in Ontario”

This time it is to Celebrate What? Why Not This Moment? Some French Crémants

Often we pop open some Champagne to celebrate an occasion. You may say there is nothing to celebrate in these COVID times. So many deaths, suicides, episodes of mental illness and deprivation of personal liberty. Go ahead and take the negative track. However being a student and practitioner of mindfulness why not celebrate the momentContinue reading “This time it is to Celebrate What? Why Not This Moment? Some French Crémants”

“Being Thunder”: Sometimes Interesting But Mostly Meandering: 2021 Inside Out Film Festival

The 2021 Inside Out Toronto LGBTQ Film Festival features many “LGBTQ” films one of which is “Being Thunder”. The promo material indicates the documentary is about Sherenté Harris, a two-sprit genderqueer teenager from the Narragansett tribe in Rhode Island in the United States as she “boldly challenges the status quo of what it means toContinue reading ““Being Thunder”: Sometimes Interesting But Mostly Meandering: 2021 Inside Out Film Festival”

“Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 63 “Dr. Zodiac Visits The Thunderbird Lawn Bowling Club”

Dr. Zodiac took the report to the office of Dr. Willbringer and said, “Dr. Willbringer I really must thank you for extending me the courtesy of reviewing some of your medical records. Your Institute has a fascinating way of treating some of its patients. One of the cases I saw reminds me of one weContinue reading ““Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 63 “Dr. Zodiac Visits The Thunderbird Lawn Bowling Club””